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Old 08-26-2008
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Flex Fuel

Uh. A while ago someone told me that my truck wasn't flex fuel, but I was almost certain it was.
And I was right

Who else has a flex fuel?
And who actually uses different fuel with it?


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E85 is a waste of time and money it burns faster than regular gas. You may be saving money casue it is cheaper but your gonna be filling up more.
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In Rhode Island It Coast More For Flex Fule
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Mines flex-fuel, but I've never even seen E85 at any station around here, so I've never used it.
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Mine is FF as well, but I've heard too many bad things about it. I'll stick to my mid-grade.
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My dad uses it all the time in his tahoe... but at the smart station its still around $2 a gallon so

EDIT: The smart station is an ethanol plant owned pump station (credit card only type) and its like 1/4 mile down the road from the plant.
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gas currently is 3.29 a gallon regular
E85 is 2.89

I could see someone wanting to save the extra money, but there just gonn end up spending more since it burns faster
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I have run it in my truck for about the last year and a half or so. Yes you do lose mileage, but I ran the numbers and I lose approximately 2 mpg using E85. If it is cheap enough I can come out ahead, but usually by only a penny or so per gallon. So if E85 is 75 cents cheaper or so I come out a little ahead, just have to keep track and see when it is no longer cost effective.
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do we even have e85 in central florida?
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I don't think so Cuda.
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I don't think so Cuda.
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ive never seen a station that sells it around UCF
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We actually talked about this in Chemistry today. It costs about 13 cents a mile to use gas and 14 somthing cents a mile to use E85.
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http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2...24/155457.html

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Florida is one of a handful of states that currently prohibit retailers from selling fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol to the general public.

However, a push is being made in Tallahassee to change the regulations and allow the sale of fuel containing 85 percent ethanol, called E85.
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gas currently is 3.29 a gallon regular
I'm glad reg. is coming back down!!!
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I have it aobut 20 miles from me, inconvenient, and I would end up filling up and paying more, getting 2mpg or less than I am now...only 3.29 compared to 3.69 regular
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did it have a green leaf on the tailgate?

3.0's had different fuel lines i think and bigger injectors.
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Theirs a place here in portland that sells e104 it's 5.69$ a gallon. Thought it was a myth but drove by the station today after work and poof their it was..I think the s/c might like that!
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actually there is a e85 station in Tallahassee, there is also one in Lakeland. I've filled up on the Tallahassee one but its not cheap enough here to be worth it.
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